Wine cellar Maryan is established in 2010 by the family of Svetla and Iliya Ivanovi and their sons Peter and Vladimir with the idea to create limited series of wines in the skirts of Stara Planina Mountain, Maryan village, region of Elena.
Named after the village of Maryan where the wine is made with heaps of devotion, the cellar also makes the most of the extraordinary story of the village which tells the legend of the beautiful Kera Tamara – daughter of Tsar Ivan Alexander and sister of Tzar Ivan Shishman, the last Bulgarian ruler.
Built in the bosom of Stara Planina the cellar combines the best conditions for creating unique wines. The technological equipment was specially ordered for the cellar in accordance with the classic technologies for the production of red and white wines. With respect for centuries-old traditions and an eye for new technologies, the winery produces white, rosé and red wines from the Dimyat, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Mavrud, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marlot and Cabernet Franc varieties.
The oenologists of the winery like to experiment with Bulgarian varieties and we suggest you try one-of-a-kind wines such as Maryan Orange Barrel Fermented orange wine from 100% Dimyat with “wild” fermentation of whole grains, without added yeast and/or sulphites.
The wines Kera Tamara, Queen Elena, Ivan Alexander carry the memory of our great ancestors and the charge of their successors.
The cellar is open to visitors. The cellar offers a tour of the production area and tastings in an outdoor gazebo or in the tasting room. Local culinary temptations – traditional Bulgarian cuisine, freshly baked bread, cheeses and mezze from local producers in the mountain region.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday – upon request and prior booking Wine tasting are available if you book them in advance.
They do not have their own accommodation quarters but there are plenty of traditional houses in the are of Maryan village and Elena town which offer a cosy stay. The cellars partner with the Chontova house in the village of Ruhovtsi.